Qualifying round (Group 3 : FRA / ISL / SRB / GRE / SVN) - 23/04/2008 - 15:30CET (16:30 local time) - Akratitos - Athens
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Greece - France 0-5 - 23/04/2008 - Match page - UEFA Women's EURO 2009

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France stroll to victory in Greece

Published: Wednesday 23 April 2008, 19.01CET
Greece 0-5 France
An impressive display gave the visitors a victory that keeps them in pole position to reach next summer's finals from Group 3.
by Vassiliki Papantonpoulou
from Athens
Published: Wednesday 23 April 2008, 19.01CET

France stroll to victory in Greece

Greece 0-5 France
An impressive display gave the visitors a victory that keeps them in pole position to reach next summer's finals from Group 3.

An impressive away performance gave France an emphatic 5-0 win in Greece and keeps them in pole position to reach UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ in Finland.

Dominant side
The visitors were the dominant side throughout the game at the Giannis Pathiakakis Stadium in Athens and the win moves them six points clear in qualifying Group 3. Bruno Bini's players had to settle for just a one-goal advantage at half-time when captain Sandrine Soubeyrand struck in the 38th minute but more was to come after the interval as the away side picked up the pace.

Late flurry
Candie Herbert, who was making her first appearance for the national team two-and-a-half years after winning her last cap, doubled France's lead four minutes after the break and Sonia Bompastor made it 3-0 from the penalty spot in the 70th minute. Two goals in the last five minutes, from Corinne Petit and Elodie Thomis, put the final gloss on the result. Greece, who have played four games to France's six, have three points and are joint bottom of the section. The home side's head coach Dimitrios Batsilas said: "We knew that France are a level above us and that was obvious on the pitch. We need to play well against Slovenia and Serbia in order to keep our qualification hopes alive."

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.50CET

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Lineups

Greece

Greece

France

France

1
VelliAnastasia Velli (GK)
16
BouhaddiSarah Bouhaddi (GK)
2
PatestiAnna Patesti
Substitution80
3
MeillerouxOphélie Meilleroux
3
KynossidouKyriaki Kynossidou
4
GeorgesLaura Georges
7
TsiapanouEkaterini Tsiapanou
6
SoubeyrandSandrine Soubeyrand (C)
Goal39
8
SkiadaAspasia Skiada
7
PetitCorine Petit
Goal85
9
ArvanitakiAnthoula Arvanitaki
Substitution73
8
BompastorSonia Bompastor
Goal70
10
ChatzigiannidouNatalia Chatzigiannidou (C)
12
ThomisÉlodie Thomis
Goal90
11
PanteliadouDimitra Panteliadou
Substitution85
13
BretignySandrine Bretigny
Substitution46
14
PapadopoulouAnastasia Papadopoulou
14
NecibLouisa Necib
Substitution75
16
TsoukalaMagdalina Tsoukala
17
ThineyGaëtane Thiney
21
AdamakiMaria Adamaki
18
HerbertCandie Herbert
Goal49
Substitution54

Substitutes

12
FalidaAikaterini Falida (GK)
1
DevilleCéline Deville (GK)
4
KakamboukiEleni Kakambouki
2
DusangSandrine Dusang
5
LazanaVassiliki Lazana
5
ViguierSabrina Viguier
Substitution75
6
MichailidouEfthichia Michailidou
Substitution80
9
TraikiaLilas Traikia
15
KontomichiKalomoira Kontomichi
Substitution73
10
AbilyCamille Abily
Substitution54
17
SidiraDanai-Eleni Sidira
Substitution85
11
TonazziLaëtitia Tonazzi
18
ChalkiadakiPanagiota Chalkiadaki
15
BussagliaÉlise Bussaglia
Substitution46

Coach

Dimitrios Batsilas (GRE) Bruno Bini (FRA)

Referee

Sandra Bastos (POR)

Assistant referees

José Ramalho (POR), Alfredo Braga (POR)

Fourth official

Evgenia Kaskantiri (GRE)

Legend:

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution